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KC QVIC and Frontiers Award 16 Certificates for Dissemination and Implementation Training Program

December 06, 2019

By Marion During

Translating evidence into clinical practice and communities is a complex process that often takes years. The emerging and growing field of dissemination and implementation science seeks to inform how evidence-based interventions can be successfully adopted, implemented and maintained in health care delivery and community settings.

On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 16 individuals received Training and Implementation: Actionable Research Approaches (TIARA) certificates from the Kansas City Quality and Value Innovation Consortium and Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute during an award ceremony at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri.

The TIARA Certificate Program examines the emerging field of dissemination and implementation science. Over the course of four modules, participants learned the key concepts, principles and framework of dissemination and implementation science.

The overarching curriculum was developed by Stacy L. Farr, PhD, MPH and Carole Decker, PhD, RN, based off the literature on key competencies important for implementation science. Each module was then designed and taught by Anne Sales, Ph.D., R.N., a leader in the field of implementation science whose current work at the University of Michigan and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System involves theory-based design and implementation of interventions in clinical settings.

"The TIARA training exceeded our wildest expectations of getting researchers to collaborate with regional hospitals to improve the quality and value of healthcare," said John Spertus, MD, MPH, Translational Endeavors Core Lead and KL2 Co-PI for Frontiers.

Over 120 individuals participated in the four TIARA training modules. Over 60 percent of participants said their level of dissemination and implementation expertise increased after taking part in the training. Across all eight competencies in implementation science, participants increased an average of 4 points on a 1-10 point Likert scale. One of the goals of the TIARA training and certificate program is to help researchers get proposals funded.

"Learning how to successfully implement an effective intervention is the core of translational research and as a cardiovascular disease trainee, I felt the need to formally learn the art of implementation science," said Vittal Hejjaji, MD, Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Fellow at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute. "I found an excellent opportunity to do so with the TIARA program, which featured lectures from one of the pioneers in the field. It was a great experience to learn implementation science amidst a diverse group of health professionals and enabled me to design a comprehensive implementation plan for my upcoming project."

Below are the 2019 TIARA certificate awardees:

  • Lubna Alnaim, PhD Candidate, Medical Nutrition Science, University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Project Title: Obesity Intervention Protocol in Pediatric Primary Care Clinic in Developed Country

  • Kelly A. Bosak, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Project Title: Implementing Guideline Updates for Blood Pressure Screening and Management in Adolescents at the BullDoc Clinic

  • Jarrod Dusin, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Evidence Based Practice Program Manager, Children's Mercy Kansas City
    • Project Title: Knowledge Translation Scholars (KTS) Leading Newly License Nurses (NLN) Through an Evidence Based Practice Project

  • Krista Eckels, OTR, Data and Assessment Outcomes Specialist, Zamierowski Institute for Experiential Learning, University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Project Title: Implementing a CPR Coach on the Code Blue Team

  • Shellie D. Ellis, PhD, MA, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Project Title: An Intervention to Overcome Cancer Centers' Barriers to Engaging Community Urologists in Cancer Clinical Trials

  • Babalola Faseru, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Population Health, University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Project Title: Urban and Reservation Implementation of All Nations Breath of Life (ANBL) to improve Smoking Cessation rates among American Indians using an Effectiveness-Implementation Type 2 Hybrid Design

  • Aditi Gupta, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Hypertension, University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Project Title: Management of Hypertension in African Americans through Virtual Collaborative Care Clinics

  • Vittal Hejjaji, MD, Cardiovascular Outcomes Research Fellow, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, University of Missouri-Kansas City
    • Project Title: Systemizing the Care of Acute Heart Failure in the Emergency Department: Project Code HF

  • Tracey LaPierre, PhD, Associate Professor, Sociology Department, University of Kansas
    • Project Title: Emergency Room Intervention for Opioid Use Disorder

  • Rebecca Lepping, PhD, Senior Scientist, 3T MRI Core, Hoglund Brain Imaging Center, University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Project Title: New MRI Research Project Start-Up

  • Yifei Liu, BS Pharm, MS, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Pharmacy, University of Missouri-Kansas City
    • Project Title: Understanding the Process of Kansas City Engaging Patients in Care Coordination (KC EPICC)

  • Amanda G. Montalbano, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Patient and Family Engagement, Children's Mercy Kansas City
    • Project Title: Implementing Antibiotic Stewardship Interventions in Pediatric Urgent Care

  • Heather Nelson-Brantley, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CCRN-K, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Kansas Medical Center
    • Project Title: Advance Care Planning in Rural Primary Care

  • Yashashwi Pokharel, MD, Cardiology Fellow, Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, University of Missouri-Kansas City
    • Project Title: Implementing Motivational Interviewing for Tobacco Use Cessation in Resource Limited Setting

  • Kristin Stegenga, PhD, RN, CPON, Nurse Researcher, Children's Mercy Kansas City
    • Project Title: Implementing an Educational Program about Care of Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer for Primary Care Providers

  • Carrie Wendel-Hummell, Project Manager, Center for Research on Aging and Disability Options, School of Social Welfare, University of Kansas
    • Project Title: A Collaborative Proposal to Evaluate, Refine, and Expand Measurement Based Care in VA Mental Health Residential Program
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